There are plenty of restaurants in Edinburgh with spectacular a la carte menus but only a few with outstanding tasting menus. More than the usual three courses, these tasting menus offer a way to explore the depth and breadth of a Chef’s repertoire and to truly make your senses sing. Find our more about restaurants in Edinburgh that offer a tasting menu.
I don’t often say a restaurant is unbelievably good, but in this instance Norn deserves this description. In the site of the old Plumed Horse in Leith, this new 36 cover restaurant, owned by Chef Scott Smith, a protégé of Michelin-starred Geoffrey Smeddle, owner of The Peat Inn is something really special. Offering a set menu of 4 or 7 courses and matching wines, you meal becomes a work of art as each dish comes out to your table. I really cannot rate this highly enough.
Address: 50-54 Henderson St, Edinburgh EH6 6DE
There’s plenty to sample at Edinburgh’s prestigious Michelin star restaurant the Kitchin. Reflecting Tom Kitchin’s philosophy of ‘From Nature to Plate’, everything produced, from tasting menu to a la carte, showcases passion and dedication to the finest and freshest of Scottish seasonal produce.
Whether vegetarian or carnivore, there’s a bounty of exquisite tasting to be had. Celebrate the wonderful flavours of Kitchin’s cooking with the Classic Kitchin tasting menu, be joyous in the Celebration of the Seasons tasting menu or ignite your imagination with the Chef’s Vegetarian tasting menu.
For further indulgence why not upgrade to their matched wine package. Enjoy perfectly paired wine with the intoxicatingly decadent smells, tastes, and flavours of their delicious Scottish food cooked in a traditional French cooking style. Superb.
Address: 78 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6LX
Break free from formal fine dining and experience casual fine dining in the heart of Stockbridge. Forget dress code, stuffy waiting staff or formal dining etiquette. Your passion for food is all you’ll need for this foodie adventure.
With two tasting menus to choose from; five and seven courses, you’ll be amazed how the finest of Scottish produce is transformed into exquisite and delicious food. The menus showcase traditional and modern cooking techniques with a worldwide influence, like their roasted hake with a white bean and chorizo cassoulet.
You can have more in your dining explorations than food. Pair matching wines with your menu selection to enjoy depths of flavours that awaken your soul. Perfect harmony on a plate and in a glass.
Address: 33A St Stephen St, Edinburgh EH3 5AH
Castle Terrace Restaurant is located right in the heart of Scottish culture, history and culinary scene. Enjoy a six course tasting menu here and see, smell and taste how the freshest Scottish ingredients create elegant and balanced dishes showcasing their philosophy of ‘From Nature to Plate’ to life; a philosophy shared with their sister restaurant the Kitchin.
Whether vegetarian or meat-eating, enjoying the full wine pairing option or simply a glass on the side, your tasting experience will showcase the superior culinary talents and prowess of renowned Edinburgh born Chef Patron Dominic Jack and his ability to create luxurious and modern Scottish fayre using traditional French cooking techniques.
Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL
The first of the Martin Wishart Group of restaurants in Scotland, the Restaurant, situated in the historic port of Leith, is a foodie institution that serves the best traditional and modern French cuisine. Holding a Michelin Star since 2001, the Restaurant continues to serve beautiful, elegant and sumptuous food at the highest standard.
There are three tasting menus to choose from, Classic, showcasing game, seafood and produce from around Scotland, the Fish tasting menu with Mussels from Shetland and Kilbrannan Langoustines and the Vegetarian tasting menu with their extraordinary revival of the humble, yet stupendous, golden beetroot with black truffle.
Whatever way you look at it, and whichever menu you taste, you’ll have a luxurious, exquisite and delicious dining experience.
Address: 54 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6RA